Boniface Akuku

Boniface Akuku
Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
Boniface has expertise in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) field, ICT innovation, data science, Big Data analytics, artificial intelligence, and research informatics. He formerly worked as Chief of Information Technology at United States Army Medical Research; Care International and Coca-Cola Equator Bottlers.  At KALRO, he is the Director of ICT, and as the Chair of Committee on Data of the International Council for Science (CODATA) Agricultural Task Group. He coordinates a number of project in ICT in agriculture. His work has brought transformative change through developing scalable, replicable, and sustainable ICT solutions. These innovations and systems has enabled access and utilization of research findings and helps farmers realize increased productivity as a result bridging the gap between research and practice. He was the climate information prize winner in 2016 for developing a platform that tackles climate change impacts on farmers in Kenya. He is also the Africa CIO of the year Award, 2019.

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